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QAD a leading provider of enterprise business software and services for global manufacturing companies, announced that QAD President and Chairman Pam Lopker will discuss manufacturing and the Internet of Things (IoT) on The Peggy Smedley Show June 28 at 10:45 a.m. PT.

“Manufacturers are just starting to figure out how they can take advantage of the Internet of Things,” said Ms. Lopker. “They are finding new ways to capture data from machines on the shop floor and utilize it to reduce their costs and improve their customers’ satisfaction. QAD partners with our customers to provide business processes that can help them make the best use of all that new data. M2M and IoT are important subjects for manufacturers and I hope that many of our customers will tune in for what I think will be an interesting and informative discussion.”

In April 2016, Ms. Lopker was named one of the 2016 Women of M2M by Connected World magazine. Ms. Lopker founded QAD in 1979 with the primary intention of helping manufacturers leverage technology to operate more efficiently and to provide supply chain visibility. Ms. Lopker realized that the industry needed an integrated solution that could address the critical needs of a manufacturer. She built software exclusively for the industry by combining her deep expertise in manufacturing, supply chain processes and software development.

Ms. Smedley, in addition to hosting The Peggy Smedley Show, is the editorial director of Connected World and its sister publication Constructech. The Peggy Smedley Show broadcasts live each Tuesday from 12-1 p.m. Central Time, USA on The show includes interviews with technology and industry leaders and its weekly podcasts are downloadable through iHeartRadio and iTunes.

“For years, Pam Lopker has played a pivotal role in shaping manufacturing technology and has helped manufacturers overcome many challenges,” said Ms. Smedley. “Today, we see her continuing in that role in the broader spectrum of the IoT community, along with inspiring the next generation of men and women to get involved in this new digital transformation. I am looking forward to hosting a very lively conversation and exploring how she has altered the stereotype of women in manufacturing.”

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